Temporary Number


Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Version I: [no signature] [no seal] [no title-caption in lower margin] (example above)

Design History:
The designs of the supplemental set are greatly simplified images typically of the same kinds of plants illustrated in the main series. The plants are shown as two primary silhouettes accented with highlight colors, one as an overlay on the other. One of these silhouettes (usually the backgrounded one) copies the composition of a particular main series design.

In wfx5 a silhouette of the entire cyclamen composition of wf9 is used as the background image, and the background itself is left uninked. The overlay image for wfx5 uses a species not otherwise represented in any other designs in the series.

The wfx5 design is printed in three colors: the background silhouette in medium blue; the overlay silhouette (and accents on the background silhouette) in dark gray; and additional highlights on both in black. The overlay printing is partially translucent, and the underprinted color of the background shows through. These overlapping areas of color demonstrate that both parts were printed as complete (and independent) silhouettes.

Species Illustrated:
Background: Cyclamen, Cyclamen cultivars

Overlay: Bleeding-heart, Dicentra

Related Designs:
Other Cyclamen Designs: